I have an ASUS P5W DH Deluxe motherboard from ASUS with the famous Jmicron controller, and I have some problems booting into Windows in Grub.
This is my connector setup
Western Digital Raptor 36GB = Linux
Seagate 200GB = Windows XP
SATA1 Western Digital Raptor 36GB
PRI_EIDE (Jmicron) Seagate 200GB
PRI_IDE Lite-On DVD-RW
My bios is set to configure IDE to SATA and NOT AHCI (I do not have a floppy to install AHCI drivers when installing Windows)
.. So in Windows Seagate 200GB is seen as a SCSI disk.
I have preserved the NTLDR bootloader on the Seagate 200GB and I need to switch the harddrives priority in the BIOS so the Western Digital Raptor 36GB is the first drive to boot to load Grub and the Windows IDE Seagate 200GB is the second.
But it hangs/freezes with the paragraph _ sign blinking.
NTLDR is still on the Windows XP IDE disk, can this give any problems? I have Grub installed on the root ArchLinux partition (/) .. There are only 2 partitions on the Linux disk, the root and the swap.
Is it because NTLDR is still on the MBR of the Windows XP disk?
Is it because the Windows XP disk is the 2nd harddrive, when I switch the priority to boot from Grub on Linux Disk MBR?